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THE AMAZING RACE Needs to Be a Little More Amazing

October 26, 2008 by  

The Amazing Race

I’ve been watching THE AMAZING RACE since its second season and I’m most definitely on the record as saying it’s one of my favorite reality shows. But while this season started off strong, the past few weeks have lacked the excitement and drama we’ve come to expect from THE AMAZING RACE.

I blame the editors.

Can’t you throw us a bone with your fancy shmancy editing tools and make us at least think that there is a chance that the last place team can catch up? If not, then what’s the point in watching all the way to the end?

This week the teams found themselves racing around Cambodia. While I found the tasks rather lackluster I found the footage from the country to be amazing. I’d never be foolish enough to think I would last a day in this race, but especially not tonight with all that wading through the water. I don’t do well in the lakes of New Hampshire none the less waters of Cambodia.

As for the teams, I still don’t have a favorite. I guess Nick & Starr are ok, as are Toni & Dallas, but I can’t say that I’m really excited about any of them. Terrance and Sarah are still obnoxious and I actually cheered when they had issues with their boat tonight. Team Superbad just annoys me – if they would just stop and evaluate their situation every once in a while I’m sure they would do better at the tasks. The Divorcees still don’t deserve to find second husbands. And while I don’t mind Ken and Tina, I do worry that her plastic surgery won’t hold up much longer.

Aja and Ty were a somewhat likable team and I was bummed to see them gone. But oh well…and that just about sums up how I’ve felt about this show the past few weeks – “oh well”.

Here’s to hoping things are kicked up a notch next week.

Am I just being curmudgeony or is anyone else feel that the race hasn’t been all that amazing the past few weeks?

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2 Responses to “THE AMAZING RACE Needs to Be a Little More Amazing”

  1. Patty on October 27th, 2008 12:32 am

    No, it’s not just you. I really wanted to see an upset tonight but nope. I am hoping either the frat boys go next week or something really exciting happens and one of the better teams screw up good. Most of the remaining teams are pretty good. I would really like to see the day when there are truly only minutes between the first 4 teams. I bet next week is a non elim week.

  2. Lisa (aka lmr) on October 27th, 2008 9:08 am

    Ever since the nerdy guys lost and went home, I haven’t been feeling it. I think they need to take the air portion of the race out of the equation and just get everyone on the same flight. Seems like the first 15 to 20 minutes of the show is hanging out at the airport cajoling people to ‘get them on this flight’. Aja and Ty were goners when they were the only team not to make it. I think it is much more ‘amazing’ when they are all fighting to be first to get through the local obtacles.

    Of all the remaining teams I guess mother and son are the least onerous to me. Brother and sister are obnoxious… am sick of Toni’s assets bouncing all over… the divorcees are just yuck… the frat boys are hapless… and don’t even get me started on Sarah and Terence